OK. Let me be truthful. My chef/husband titles this recipe “Basic Buttercream.” But that’s boring. This is, in fact, the best buttercream I’ve ever tasted. So good in fact, I could eat it by the bowl full (unfortunately.) We’ve used it to decorate sugar cookies, cupcakes and cakes. It spreads easily and pipes well. You are going to wonder how you ever lived without it! (Seriously, it’s that good!)
A few pieces of advice before you make this because it’s probably different from most frosting recipes you’ve seen and made in the past. As you look into the bowl of your Kitchen Aid, you’re going to think, “I’m doing something wrong. This is not how frosting looks.” If that’s what you’re thinking, you’re on the right track!! Trust the recipe. It worked for me the first time!